Our Lady of 121st Street is the story of a group of acquaintances, reunited by the death of their old teacher, a nun by the name of Sister Rose. This production contains all the edginess of Guirgis’s earlier works, yet it is also surprisingly funny, spiritual, and touching.
New York, New York, it’s a helluva town. Sister Rose was a mean drunk of an Irish nun schoolteacher in Harlem when she fell in the gutter and died. But she’d done so much selfless service in her life that all the kids she ever taught remember her fondly and show up at the funeral home to pay their respects. Only thing is, somebody has stolen the body.